2018 Article Archive

Pediatric cancer drug shows 93 percent response rate


A first-of-its-kind drug targeting a fused gene found in many types of cancer was effective in 93 percent of pediatric patients tested, researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center announced.

CPRIT awards investigators $16 million for cancer therapy research


More than a dozen UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center researchers received awards from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for research into breast, prostate, brain, kidney, liver, and pediatric cancers.

CPRIT awards UT Southwestern investigators $27 million for cancer prevention and research


The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded UT Southwestern researchers more than $27 million, including nearly $3 million for two key cancer screening programs in underserved areas

Anti-aging protein alpha Klotho’s molecular structure revealed


Researchers from UT Southwestern’s Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research and Internal Medicine’s Division of Nephrology recently published work in Nature that reveals the molecular structure of the so-called “anti-aging” protein alpha Klotho (Klotho) and how it transmits a hormonal signal that controls a variety of biologic processes.

UTSW study helps explain launch switch for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor


UTSW study helps explain launch switch for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor.

UT Southwestern earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association


UT Southwestern is one of the first in the United States to earn ACHA Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) accreditation

Gene therapy may help brain heal from stroke, other injuries


Scientists have found a genetic trigger that may improve the brain’s ability to heal from a range of debilitating conditions, from stroke to concussions and spinal cord injuries.

With teen suicides up, doctors bring help straight to schools


UT Southwestern Medical Center is implementing a program in Texas schools to address a startling rise in teen depression and suicide across the country.

Nutrient-deficient diet a key Type 2 diabetes contributor for South Asians living in U.S.


Less nutritious dietary choices made by South Asians living in developed countries like the U.S. are a key contributor to the group’s rising rate of Type 2 diabetes, UT Southwestern researchers report.

Could drugs used after an organ transplant protect against Alzheimer’s?


A UT Southwestern study in mice provides new clues about how a class of anti-rejection drugs used after organ transplants may also slow the progression of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.